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The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning, 2nd Edition by Shannon Kilkenny

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Chapter 22

Wrap It Up!

The last participant has departed, the volunteers and staff are gone, and the show is over. Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself. If you remained calm and serene with a smile on your face, no one knows what actually went on behind the scenes. The participants probably did not even notice all the last-minute changes, substitutions, or near mistakes.

Tying up loose ends like paying bills and generating reports is the final task of your event. Prearrange a debriefing meeting with everyone involved to review the event within the following week so it is still fresh in everyone’s mind. Be sure to make an extensive thank-you ...

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